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Domain Name News Archive - September 2001

  • Internet ranges in new domains
    Almost without anyone noticing, the internet has got a tiny bit bigger.
    .... full story

  • ICANN reassesses its agenda
    The Internet's top standards-setting body plans to focus on the security of the online addressing system at its annual meeting in November, pushing aside other issues such as new domain names.
    .... full story


  • New .Biz Domain Pushes Back Opening Date
    NeuLevel, the company that manages the newly minted .biz Internet domain, announced today that .biz wouldn't go live until Oct. 23, rather than Oct. 1, as was originally planned.
    .... full story

  • Domain-Name Police Say Web Site Is No Fake
    A company that sells tanning products online will be allowed to keep an address that reads just like the name of one of the products it sells, even though the manufacturer of a lotion called Fake Bake figures it should be the company behind
    .... full story

  • ICANN - Internet Community Supports Meeting Refocus
    Members of the normally contentious Internet addressing community have been supportive of a decision by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to refocus a key November meeting on Internet "security and stability" issues, an ICANN official said Thursday
    .... full story


  • Court battle doesn't slow ".biz" domain for now
    Web surfers will be able to reach most new Internet addresses ending in ".biz" next Monday, but some other names could be held up if a Los Angeles judge decides the process of allocating the names is illegal.
    .... full story

  • New UK domain rules save Internet's soul
    New UK rules over domain name disputes, which came into effect on Monday, show that Internet regulators can, if they put their mind to it, be capable of making good decisions.
    .... full story

  • ICANN To Review Security of the Internet
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN, the organization that manages the naming system for the Internet, said Thursday it will evaluate the security of the Internet's technical functions at its meeting in November
    .... full story

  • ICANN Tables Current Agenda
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is tabling many of its current projects to work on issues that affect the Internet's security and stability, officials said Thursday
    .... full story


  • IE upgrade jams domain name deal
    A new feature in Internet Explorer 6 is driving over a deal between Microsoft-backed RealNames and domain name company XTNS, cutting off traffic headed toward their services.
    .... full story

  • Domain tags: Some seek callous profit
    Hundreds of related Internet domain names have been claimed since the Sept. 11 suicide jetliner attacks -- some for tributes or relief efforts, others purely for a quick buck
    .... full story

  • Soviet Domain Names on Sale for $15,000
    As of Oct. 1, anyone with $15,000 to spare will be able to snap up a piece of cyberspace in the former Soviet Union's recently resurrected .su domain.
    .... full story

  • Sunrise Challenge 'Poker Game' Begins For .info.Info Domains
    In the recent launches of the .com alternative suffixes known as .biz and .info the two separate registries behind the newly minted top-level domains were widely criticized for their handling of anticipated land grabs prior to opening for regular business.
    .... full story


  • FSA embroiled in domain name saga
    City watchdog the Financial Services Authority has won the first round of its battle with software company Findlay Steele over the use of the domain name.
    .... full story

  • Net expansion adds 52,000 domain names
    More than 52,000 domain names ending in .info were activated over the weekend in the Internet's first major addressing expansion since the 1980s.
    .... full story


  • Fur Still Flying In Dispute Over Teddy Bear Domain
    A U.K. based distributor of plush toys has lost a rare second chance to claim an Internet address under an arbitration process established by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
    .... full story

  • Oops! Symantec forgets to renew domain
    A critic of antivirus software has stumped up the $35 renewal fee for Symantec's domain, after the company forgot to pay.
    .... full story

  • Market grows for expired domain names
    When the folks at Wyndmoor, Pa.-based Irish Edition found the Web address for their 15,000-circulation monthly cultural newspaper taken over by a porn site, they scrambled to find out what had happened.
    .... full story


  • Domains Delayed, Not Disputes
    .info and .biz -- two new Internet domains that were slated to go live on Sept. 19 and Oct. 1, respectively -- are delaying deadlines and launch dates in response to last week's terrorist attacks.
    .... full story

  • FBI Investigates Web Domains
    Federal investigators are reviewing more than 20 unusual domain names for possible clues about last week's attack on New York City's World Trade Center, TechTV has confirmed.
    .... full story

  • Reuters cybersquats on man's domain
    Just when you thought cybersquatting was getting dull because WIPO just handed over every domain to whoever was richer or more famous, along comes one of those great examples that makes you realise how insane the whole system has become
    .... full story


  • VeriSign Calls Domain De-Listing 'The Right Thing To Do'
    Arguing that people shouldn't profit from the terrorist attacks that struck New York and Washington last Week, VeriSign on Tuesday de-listed several disaster-related Internet domains that were being offered to the public on one of its after-market sites.
    .... full story

  • Domain launch delayed by WTC attack
    Internet addresses under the new .info domain will appear online later than planned as a result of last week's terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
    .... full story

  • Company Owes Victoria's Secret $120,000 in Domain Dispute
    A company that chose four domain names similar to Victoria's Secret must pay $120,000 in damages to the lingerie company as a result of a decision this week by U.S. District Judge James Lawrence King in Miami.
    .... full story

  • Representation proves a headache for ICANN
    Once again, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is wrestling with the problem of how to give more say in its running to individual Web users.
    .... full story


  • VeriSign delists disaster domain names
    VeriSign on Wednesday said it is halting some auctions of domain names related to last week's terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in an effort to remove sites it finds "offensive."
    .... full story

  • Key November ICANN Meeting Still On, For Now
    Barring unforeseen fallout from last week's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Named and Numbers (ICANN) will hold a November meeting at which Internet authorities are slated to make a major decision affecting worldwide Internet governance.
    .... full story


  • New Internet Domain Deadlines Extended Following Attack
    In the wake of last Tuesday's terrorist attacks, the operators of the .info and .biz Internet domains have pushed back their final pre-registration deadlines, giving customers a few more days to sign up Internet addresses before the domains are thrown open to real-time registrations.
    .... full story


  • Just How Much Is That Domain Names Worth?
    Call it the un-official Blue Book of the Internet.
    .... full story


  • New domain names are close
    Six new global top level domain names could be given an official go ahead at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Numbers and Names (ICANN) next quarterly meeting in November.
    .... full story


  • Web Site In Court On Quest To Keep Domain
    More than a year after being ordered by international authorities to give up the Internet domain, the operators of a Web portal devoted to that Spanish city are ready for a trial in a U.S. court they hope will allow them to keep the address.
    .... full story

  • Domain name group wraps up Uruguay meeting
    The corporation responsible for assigning Internet addresses has wrapped up four days of meetings in Uruguay aimed at improving service for a growing number of Internet users.
    .... full story

  • WA domain player takes on big boys
    AN Albany-based Web address registry is aiming for a 50 per cent slice of new registrations by the end of next year with the alternative suffix site
    .... full story


  • Internet board proceeds with three new domain names but postpones .pro
    The organization that oversees Internet addresses cleared the way Monday for domain names ending in ".museum," ".coop," and ".aero" but postponed action on .pro
    .... full story

  • ICANN: It's my party and I'll cry if I want to
    This is the fifth and final installment of our exclusive diary from the ICANN meeting in Uruguay
    .... full story

  • Net users clamor for greater ICANN representation
    Efforts to give everyday Web surfers a voice in the Internet's standards-setting body could be derailed by an unrelated proposal, the organization's chairman said Sunday.
    .... full story

  • ICANN Moves to Protect .info Country Names
    The Internet's top standards-setting body wrapped up its quarterly meeting here on Monday by moving to cool a cyberspace turf war between national governments and cybersquatters in the new .info domain.
    .... full story

  • ICANN may limit public input
    As the U.S. government relinquishes oversight of the Internet, the private organization taking its place is grappling with how much public participation to permit.
    .... full story

  • ICANN Pressured On Public Participation
    The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today wrapped up round one of what promises to be an increasingly heated debate over how much say the public will ultimately have in governing the Web's global addressing system.
    .... full story

  • Canadians Unveil Proposed Domain Dispute Rules
    The organization responsible for Canada's ".ca" Internet address space has released proposed new rules for sorting out disputes between trademark owners and the domain-name holders they see as cybersquatters.
    .... full story


  • ICANN: Performance and cocktails
    In the fourth part of our exclusive diary from the ICANN meeting in Uruguay...
    .... full story

  • More domain name woe as .info chief quits
    Robert Connelly, a director of Afilias, the registry set up to run the new .info domain, has quit over cybersquatting fears and delays that will push back the new top level domains until November.
    .... full story

  • New domains inch toward the Net
    Six new Internet suffixes will get the green light to join the likes of ".com" online by November, a top official of the Internet's standards-setting body said Sunday, bringing to a close a yearlong process beset by lawsuits, allegations of trademark fraud, and thousand-page contracts.
    .... full story

  • ICANN trying to decide who controls Internet
    As the U.S. government relinquishes oversight of the Internet, the private organization taking its place is wrestling with how much public participation to permit.
    .... full story


  • ICANN panel says dot-org Internet domains won't be restricted to nonprofits
    A task force set up by the organization that regulates Internet address conventions said Saturday that the group has no plans to limit the use of the suffix ".org" to nonprofit groups.
    .... full story

  • ICANN: The bickering begins
    Here is part three of our exclusive diary...
    .... full story


  • Founder's resignation could spell domain name chaos
    Man behind .info quits a week before kick-off...
    .... full story

  • Australian Domain Name Seller Barred In New Zealand
    An Australia-based domain name seller has been banned from selling .nz names to New Zealand businesses after sending out mass commercial e-mail, or spam, to existing name holders.
    .... full story

  • Porn Publisher Says 'Typo' Domains Just Part Of The Web Game
    One of the most notorious collectors of "typo" Internet domains says addresses that sound like - or almost like - the names of well-known companies and celebrities don't amount to cybersquatting. Instead, says porn network operator John Zuccarini, the misspellings make for a hide-and-seek that many Web surfers expect to play.
    .... full story

  • ICANN Takes Progress and Controversy to Uruguay
    The city of Montevideo in Uruguay will today become the host of the internet Corp for Assigned Names and Numbers' third 2001 meeting, and as usual, heads are expected to roll.
    .... full story

  • ICANN quarterly meeting opens amid controversy
    Disputes over top-level domain negotiations are likely to cause clashes at ICANN's meeting in Uruguay
    .... full story

  • The insider's guide to the ICANN meeting
    For the next four or so days, we will be offering you an exclusive insider's guide to the ICANN meeting in Uruguay. It should prove an interesting meeting and is sparking more press interest than ever before as people finally wake up to the realities of the situation
    .... full story

  • Icann under the microscope
    The revolution will be televised, it seems. Icann (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) will hold an open meeting in Uruguay this weekend focusing on how to make the internet more democratic.
    .... full story

  • ICANN: Mexican stand-off in Montevideo
    In this, the second part of our exclusive diary from the ICANN meeting in Uruguay...
    .... full story

  • ICANN begins public participation review
    The organization that oversees Internet addresses will spend this weekend reviewing the best ways to represent and engage the global Internet community.
    .... full story


  • Over 60 Percent of Top Brands Fight for New .info Domain
    Just one month after pre-registration opened for the .info top-level domain, 60 percent of the world's top brands have already registered their names with the new suffix.
    .... full story

  • Lawsuit Questions Legality Of ICANN's Domain-Dispute Policy
    An American who has been ordered by Internet domain-name authorities to hand to a Chilean bank has asked a federal court to let him keep the address and to quash the arbitration process under which it might have been taken away.
    .... full story

  • Maradona Junior Domain Name Sale Makes Tidy Profit
    The domain name has been sold for $68,000.
    .... full story

  • New Zealand's Net Neighborhood Registers 100,000 Domains
    The 100,000th .nz domain name has been registered, placing New Zealand in the top five nations ranked by the number of domain names per capita, according to the country's .nz registry.
    .... full story

  • ICANN's At Large Membership Recommendations
    ICANN, the agency responsible for Internet domain name issues, has just released a report that recommends changes to its at large membership
    .... full story


  • ICANN ends battle over .au domain name
    The controller of .au is to hand over the domain name to an Australian government-backed organisation
    .... full story

  • E-Legal: Fixing the Domain Name Dispute Process
    Thousands of domain name disputes have been resolved in less than two years under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). This alternative dispute resolution process has been hailed as a model to be replicated for other types of Internet legal disputes, given its speed, low cost, and international scope. However, a recent study reveals some apparent inequitable results resulting from the composition of arbitrator panels in domain name disputes.
    .... full story

  • Domain name registrar seeks wider appeal
    Domain name registrar Chinese Domain Name Corp (C-DN) aims to encourage wider adoption of multilingual domain names through changes to its name server system.
    .... full story


  • Trademark law clashes with domain rights
    A new U.N. study says little can be done to protect such people, places or brand names because they don't have the advantage of trademark law.
    .... full story

  • 'Hero' loses Dixons domain battle
    A self-proclaimed hero has lost his domain name battle with Dixons over a protest Web site.
    .... full story

  • Elz era ends in domain
    The reclusive programmer Mr Robert Elz has lost control of Australia's domain name system to a private-sector body after the Federal Government rejected his request for the Government to take over the custodianship instead.
    .... full story

  • Mailout sparks domain naming row
    An Australian company is accused of charging too much for new net names.
    .... full story

  • UN pushes for more domain name regulation
    Measures to regulate the use of domain names on the internet are inadequate and need to be boosted through new international legislation, the United Nation's copyright protection agency said on Monday.
    .... full story

  • UN body admits its powerless to right many domain name wrongs
    The UN body responsible for policing domain name disputes has admitted it is powerless to settle many cybersquatting cases.
    .... full story


  • Technology: U.N. study: Obtain trademark for domain name protection
    Madonna and Microsoft have already proved they have a commercial interest in protecting their names from cybersquatters who set up Web sites using their the famous monikers.
    .... full story


  • Domain Name Crisis Hits King of Online
    A South Korean venture businessman and a U.S.-based Internet domain registration agency are involved in a conflict over who has responsibility for 158 of the businessman's allegedly stolen domain names, worth over 10 billion won.
    .... full story

  • Trademarks Don't Guarantee Domain Name Rights
    A federal court judge this week issued another rebuff to a $200-million-per-year company that figured it deserved to control the Internet domain name that best matched its well known business moniker
    .... full story


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